Kids Around the World: Where I Get My Water

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Find out where these 13 kids from around the world get their water in these beautiful photographs that show the need for more accessible safe water.

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How Does Sponsorship Help Kids Physically?

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When you sponsor a child, they are helped in many different ways. Learn how sponsorship helps children develop physically.

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3 Couples Share How They Raise Compassionate Kids

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These three couples, all at different parenting stages, share their wisdom and experience on raising compassionate kids!

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What Poverty Tourism Gets Wrong

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Is poverty tourism just a harmless way to gain insight into what it’s like to live in poverty? Sidney Muisyo explains the underlying and deeply flawed messages that slum tours are based on and can further ingrain in us. He also explains how you can visit an impoverished community in a way that is mutually honoring and beneficial.

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How to Love Your Neighbor

3 Simple Lessons From Jesus on How to Love Your Neighbor

Love your neighbor as yourself. It’s the second greatest commandment. One of the most quoted verses in the Bible. And something we all want to do. (Well, most of the time.) You spend so much of your heart and gifts to bless a child in poverty. But what about when the neighbor you’re asked to love isn’t that cute, smiling kiddo on your fridge?

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How One Remarkable Mailman Encourages Sponsors on His Route

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Kosto, who was once helped by Compassion, is now a mailman in Australia and encourages sponsors as he hand delivers their letters!

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What’s the Difference Between a Refugee, an Asylum Seeker and an Immigrant?

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In the past several years, the number of people moving away from their homes has exploded. War, violence, political instability and poverty are pushing people to search for better places. But the terminology can be confusing. What’s the definition of a refugee? How is that different from an internally displaced person, a stateless person or an asylum seeker?

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Nicaragua Unrest: After Tourism Drops, Hunger Rises

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Amidst the political unrest in Nicaragua in 2018, tourism came to a standstill. The decline meant one thing to families living in poverty in La Flor, Nicaragua: malnutrition.

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You Prayed … and Jenny Mae Is Walking Again!

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Compassion’s Prayer Network regularly prays for urgent needs around the world. Here is an inspiring update on one of the children we’ve prayed for!

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Preventing Maternal Suicide in a Land Healing From War

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Maternal mental health disorders and maternal suicide affect women worldwide. But they affect women in poverty more than any other women. Meet a woman whose tireless dedication is saving the lives of mothers — and their babies.

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Inspiring Gen-Zers: This 9-Year-Old Brought Hope to 56 Kids

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We believe young people are inspiring and capable — young people from both around the world and in the United States. This article is written by a 9-year-old who will teach you wisdom and bravery.

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